Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fashion by Federer

It is that time of year again, where the Pimms starts flowing, eating kilos of strawberries feels normal and us Brits get to demonstrate our superiority when it comes to queuing...in the rain! Wimbledon is by far my favourite of the slams. I just love the atmosphere and down right 'Britishness' of the whole tournament, meaning i inevitably lose two weeks, hypnotised by its lush grass. I also love the fashion that comes with it. Well, when i say fashion, I only want to see what Federer will be wearing (although it's always fun to heckle some of the more questionable female ensembles!). Ah Roger, your sartorial elegance never fails to live up to your beautiful game...

2006. the year of the cream blazer and round neck white tee. The white and gold colourway makes its first of many appearances.
2007. the blazer returns, this time teamed with a white polo shirt and pressed post-game trousers
2008. my favourite so far, shame he couldn't finish it with the gold trophy (this was the year of the epic 5 set duel with Nadal). Federer was definitely ahead of the trend in this chunky, oversized knit.
2009. the year of the layers. going all out with the military style jacket, crisp waistcoat and relaxed trousers, finished with gold trimmed accessories..including the trophy!
There was even an outfit change for the final...
2010. simple and elegant. the pin tuck bib detail on last years polo shirt was classic and subtle, once again teamed with a relaxed knit. this is my second fave of the last few years.
2011. always mixing it up...this is the year of the tank. can't think of many men who could pull this off, but of course Federer makes everything look effortlessly stylish. This years Nike kit sees him step away from the gold and white colourway of the last few years, for a new green trim. Lets hope it brings him luck...